Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Feature Artist: Robert Poormon

 Artist Statement

     The things I make and color are inspired by the meandering geometries and controlled irregularities of nature. Nature is curved, textured, irregular; not squared, radiused or planar. In her own way, then, nature shows the meandering perfection of her forever-ness. Messy order. Precise approximate-ness. So nature is not revealed in readily-apprehended lines so typical of usual human design, but in the woven interplay, the layered functionality, the dynamic complexity of her ongoing intentionalily. This layered richness is what I seek somehow to iterate.

     In these constructions, my labored depictions, I do not much try to conceal my hand. Textures and colors are made to be seen. “Perfection” is unlikely. Nature is rarely shiny. Variations in surface and reflectance are part of what is sought: a transcription of nature's rules of precise approximate-ness. Perfect imperfection. Textural expressionism.

     We are inundated with images. Some have even accused the image of usurping the power of the word, and I think for many of us it has. Images, photographs, illustrations, pictures. But a picture of a tree is not a tree or the experience of being near a tree. We are analog beings after all, for some time yet. “A picture is worth a thousand words”, it's been said. I want to create work that might be worth at least a couple of pictures.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Diverse audiences and members at OAG Spring Show and Sale 2016.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Yet another show has come. Save the dates in your calendar!!
Feel free to share this card with family and friends.

Friday, June 26, 2015

OAG first summer show WATER:PRECIOUS ELEMENT will run in July, 6-31. For the first time at S.A.L.T. Quarters Gallery, 115 Otisco St. two blocks on Wyoming from W. Fayette St. (turning at Delavan Center)

We will hold our reception (July 13) at the gallery terrace, al fresco (weather permitted)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spring is here as traditionally our annual OAG Show and Sale is present at the end of the month.
Members of the organization proudly present their work to share with the community.
The artwork is looking for places to go and to offer visual pleasure to the new owners.
This is only a two-day opportunity! Visit us and enjoy the members' hospitality.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

OAG 50th Anniversary

The Onondaga Art Guild is celebrating its 50 anniversary with an award show displaying work of 32 of its members at the Tech Garden , 235 Harrison St. Syracuse, NY.

Reception: Thursday May 29th, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Best of Show: Carol Adamec, for her sculpture "Embracing Differences"
Award of Excellence: Mary Beth Sorber for painting "White Door Barn"
Award of Excellence: Maria Rizzo for painting "Tree Totem #19"

Congratulation to all the award winners!